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Originally Posted by iLeakStuff View Post

It doesnt deliver much vs 970 in value.
It doesnt deliver in performance against the 2.5 year old GTX 970 card.
It doesnt deliver in value against GTX 1070 with crossfire.

Decent card for someone stuck with a GT 540 card or R7 360 or something. But for the rest its a huge meh card
970 is 2.5 years old biggrin.gif
Nvidia boys have a serious problem with dates biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by kylzer View Post

Pretty much this

I bought a 970 on release for £232

Over 16months later

AMD releases a £219 card with 5% performance + or -

Awful.

lol exactly.
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Most good 980 are 400-450
AIB 480s will cost around 300

So a 980 is 30%-50% more expensive and its not faster even by 20% so what is the problem?

Cheapest 980 is 300 and cheapest 480 is 200 which means even the cheapest 980 is still 50% more expensive than the cheapest 480.

Cheapest 980 will perform as good as the most expensive 480 while costing the same, Problem?

It's not even the 980 they are competing against tbh, they are competing against themselves I.e the 390(with a free game) or used 390x's which can be had for the same price as the 480 here in the uk.

The problem is that its a x80 card replacement and AMD fanboys trying to make it kill a titan and Nvidia fanboys want to but it up there with Intel HD530.
     
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lol exactly.

So he bought GTX970 for 260 USD at launch, yeah OK. I got my HD 7970 for free so it's infinity better then any card before and after. Reasons? Logic!
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Polaris is a disaster in terms of perf/watt. GP106 will murder it in terms of perf/watt. Rx 480 is drawing as much power as GTX 1070 but the GTX 1070 is 40-50% faster. GF 14LPP seems to be one of the major reasons for this debacle. TSMC 16FF+ is a vastly superior process in terms of electrical characteristics and yields. Anyway another AMD product release follows the pattern of overpromise and underdeliver. The pre release hype and perf/watt gains were all useless given that AMD is not competing against their old gen products but Nvidia's Pascal. I don't think there is any hope left for AMD's GPU business to gain market share and turn profitable.
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post #676 of 3674
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5% faster than 970 and 24W less tongue.gif

Why does this make you happy? Your Nvidia card is probably going to end up more expensive as a result.
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Looks like I'll be holding onto my 290X for a while, AMD isn't getting my money yet. Glad to finally see some real numbers (not handpicked from AMD). For the games I play it looks like I'd see no benefit, maybe even lose a couple frames with these new cards. Perhaps that will change with new drivers?

For a minute there I thought AMD was going to do something progressive & competitive. All they managed to do was push down the prices on old tech by $50. Sure it's more energy efficient but that's not enough to prompt me to buy a brand new card.

Thanks Nvidia for releasing incredibly overpriced cards out of my reach as my only upgrade path, and thanks AMD for making my current product of yours feel inferior without an alternative.

I agree. Was waiting on reviews before I made any decision on selling my 290X For the 480. It would have had to have been 5-10% faster for me to consider it. I'll reserve final judgement until I see AIB cards, but it looks like I'll be sticking with my current card.
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driivers do make a BIG differnce want proof? someone with a gtx970 install the drivers it came with at launch to the rx480, thumb.gif LAUNCH driver VS LAUNCH driver, i suspect the 480 SMOKES the 970 then, also compare launch 970 drivers vs drivers its on now i suspect differnce will be pretty big thumb.gif

But this isn't really a valid argument. You SHOULD compare current offerings in the market against this new card. That definitely includes the current drivers. It makes NO sense to compare using old drivers. No one is using ancient drivers in the market! This comparison makes no common sense.
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So he bought GTX970 for 260 USD at launch, yeah OK. I got my HD 7970 for free so it's infinity better then any card before and after. Reasons? Logic!

Mmmm I'm sure the GTX970 launched at $329..
    
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Polaris is a disaster in terms of perf/watt. GP106 will murder it in terms of perf/watt. Rx 480 is drawing as much power as GTX 1070 but the GTX 1070 is 40-50% faster. GF 14LPP seems to be one of the major reasons for this debacle. TSMC 16FF+ is a vastly superior process in terms of electrical characteristics and yields. Anyway another AMD product release follows the pattern of overpromise and underdeliver. The pre release hype and perf/watt gains were all useless given that AMD is not competing against their old gen products but Nvidia's Pascal. I don't think there is any hope left for AMD's GPU business to gain market share and turn profitable.

It's just GCN. There is only so much they can tweak it. Also could be the clock speeds they are targeting are too aggressive and might break efficiency.
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Mmmm I'm sure the GTX970 launched at $329..

Yeah MSRP was $330. Do not remember how much they sold. I think most models where ~ $350. This was in USA. People for EU always complain for higher prices and TAX and here he says he payed way less.
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